Chocolate Apples Recipe

Autumn is here, which means it’s all about apples! We’re big fans of foraging for apples and other fruits during the autumn months – is there truly anything better than free food? There’s nothing quite like tucking into an autumn pudding that’s cost you practically nothing to make.

My favourite autumn pud has to be apple pie, but today I’m talking about something a little different. Usually my autumn apple recipes require you to peel, prepare and cook apples. My chocolate apple recipe is so easy and fun and doesn’t require you to do anything to the apples, except for maybe give them a wash before use. It’s a great recipe for little helpers to get stuck into as well, especially if you have children aged 6+.

A chocolate covered apple covered in sprinkles sitting on some grease proof paper. 2 pots of sprinkles are in the top right hand corner.  The text says 'Autumn Treats: DIY Chocolate Apples'

Chocolate Apple Recipe 

These are really simple and easy to make, making them the perfect rainy afternoon activity. We used Halloween themed sprinkles, but colourful hundreds and thousands look great too.

This was a really fun activity for Luke and I to do on an autumn afternoon. It doesn’t take much preparation and Luke (6) was able to help with most of the chocolate apple recipe, including carefully mixing the chocolate while it melts.

The finished chocolate apples always look amazing, taste great and make a really nice rainy afternoon autumn treat!

2 apples, a bowl of broken chocolate and a pack of wooden skewers for a post about making chocolate covered apples.
Apples, skewers and chocolate. That’s all you need to make chocolate apples!
A glass bowl full of broken chocolate sitting on top of a pan of boiling water.
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water.
An apple being dipped in chocolate. The side is being covered with chocolate by using a spoon.
Dunk your apple in and use a spoon to help spread chocolate on the sides and top of the apple.
A chocolate covered apple sitting on baking paper. 2 pots of sprinkles re in the top right corner for a blog post about making chocolate apples.
Add those sprinkles!
A close up of a chocolate covered apple covered in sprinkles for a post about making chocolate apples at home.
Place on baking paper when you’re done.
2 chocolate apples waiting to go into the fridge for a blog post about making chocolate covered apples at home.
Pop your finished chocolate apples in the fridge for a few hours to chill.

For a more detailed method, have a look at the recipe card below. It details approx time scales, ingredients, equipment needed and step by step instructions on how to make your very own autumn chocolate apples. You can also print the recipe card out for later use!

If you’re looking to make spooky chocolate apples for Halloween, check out these chocolate apple tips from Oliva! Her chocolate apples would look amazing at any Halloween party.

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Chocolate Apples

Delicious chocolate apple recipe, perfect for kids during the autumn months
4.80 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert


  • Saucepan
  • Glass Bowl
  • Skewers
  • Scissors/Sharp Knife
  • Baking Paper


  • 3 Apples
  • 1.5 bars Chocolate
  • Sprinkles for decoration


  • Start by breaking the chocolate into squares and placing them in the glass bowl. This but is especially fun for the kids; you must taste test the chocolate frequently.

  • Pour water into the saucepan and heat gently. Place the glass bowl on top of the pan so the chocolate starts to melt.

  • While the chocolate is melting, skewer the bottom of your apples. Make sure you don’t stick the skewer all the way through the apple and stab your hand! Cut the skewers with scissors or a knife so the sticks are shorter and the apples are easier to hold.

  • Give the chocolate a stir with a metal spoon and once it’s melted, dunk your apples in, using the spoon to help cover the top and sides of your apple with chocolate.

  • Decorate your apple with sprinkles. We used Halloween themed sprinkles, but colourful hundreds and thousands look great too.

  • Pop your apples on some baking paper and leave them in the fridge to set. Wait a few hours before eating.

Keyword apple, autumn
A close up of 2 cocolate apples covered in sprinkles with sunflowers in the background. The apples are for a pinterest post about making chocolate apples in autumn.
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Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.


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